April Missionary of the Month
Every month, we want to highlight a different missionary who is supported by CBC. This month, we want to bring attention to what God is doing through Jim and Autumn Roberts and their family in India. They recently held their first Vacation Bible School and had a great turnout. Check out these pictures from their VBS:
Read this expert from their most recent prayer letter:
"Dear Pastors and Prayer Warriors
What an exciting start to 2019! God is working here in India and it is exciting to be a part of! We have had several come to the saving knowledge of Christ this month and we are so thankful for that.
The 3 churches are growing and they are doing a great job reaching their communities and seeking young men to train for the ministry. It was great to have one of my best friends here with us last month, Pastor Tony Howeth. He was a great encouragement not only to our pastors but also to me. We love him and Newton Baptist Church and are thankful for them.
We have a furlough coming up here in March. It will be our first full furlough in 6 years. We took a small 3-month one after language school and another one when we had visa issues. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and telling about how great our God is and all He is doing here. We are obviously sad about leaving, but we leave the ministry in the capable hands of the Lord and of our pastors that we have had the honor to train. We are hoping to raise some more needed support during this time and also report to our supporters who have been so faithful to us over the years.
We have some leads on land for the church. As you well know, we were able to get the registration done for the churches and future churches a few months back. This was a huge answer to prayer! Now that we are a legal church, we can only purchase land that has been zoned for religious purposes. So this limits our options for land, but also it may be possible that the Government will actually give us this land. It may be completely free or at a reduced price. We will meet with the guy who is in charge of this in our area in the coming weeks and see what our options are. We are praying God would give us the land!!! What a great testimony to the Lord if He sees fit for this to happen in a country where I have been told over and over you can’t do anything. We are praying that God proves everyone wrong and how great He truly is.
Thank you for your support and prayers,
The Roberts Family
Jim, Autumn. Elijah, Ali Grace and Anaya"